Pacific Lutheran University is home to a diverse permanent collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculpture from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries. With an emphasis on graphic work of the 1960s and 1970s, the collection balances examples by US and international artists, including plu faculty, students and alumni.
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The PLU Permanent Art Collection
Prominent artists represented include KĂ¤the Kollwitz, Keith Achephol, Robert Indiana, Harry Bertoia, Pablo Picasso, F. Mason Holmes and more.
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Department of Art & Design Concepts are rapidly changing. New media is emerging daily. A wide variety of experiences and creative flexibility for the artist and the designer must be emphasized. The Department of Art & Design at plu stress individualized development in the use of mind and hand. Students with professional concerns must be prepared to meet the modern world with both technical skills and capacity for innovation.
Spencer Ebbinga, M.F.A. acting chair, sculpture + ceramics
Classes are small. Students receive individualized attention from professors and peers, and are able to focus their concentration. The Art & Design faculty believe in informed creativity for lives of artistic inquiry and cultural enrichment.
Heather Mathews, Ph.D.
Jp Avila, M.F.A. graphic design
Bea Geller, M.F.A. photography + electronic imaging
John Hallam, Ph.D. history of art history of art
Steven Sobeck, B.F.A. ceramics
Jessica Spring, M.F.A. letterpress + graphic design
Michael Stasinos, M.F.A. Cameron Bennett, Dean
drawing + painting
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printmaking + foundations
Pacific Lutheran University 12180 Park Avenue S. School of Arts + Communication Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003
Craig Cornwall, M.F.A.
Color as Form Color moves beyond hue, value, and tone to embody structure, shape, and story. In these works, drawn from plu’s Permanent Art Collection, color is key.
Matt Johnson Tacoma artist Matt Johnson, a visiting instructor in the Department of Art & Design, explores the details of everyday life in his drawings and paintings.
National Print Exhibition: The Human Experience This year, our Print Exhibition focuses on The Human Experience, showcasing juried works from a diverse selection of national and international artists.
opens february 8* to march 7
A highlight of the fall, this show features the best work by plu’s student artists, as selected by guest jurors.
opens october 12* to november 9
opens september 7* to october 5
Juried Student Exhibition
opens november 16* to december 14
Photo courtesy of University Communications
plu students showcase ceramics to be featured in our third annual Empty Bowls event, which raises money for charitable causes. The show is held in conjunction with the 2012 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Seattle. For more information on the Empty Bowls project, visit www.emptybowls.net.
opens march 14* to april 11
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating artists of the Department of Art & Design.
opens april 25* to may 27
* opening reception Please join us for a reception with light refreshments on the first day of each exhibition 5pm– 7pm.
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contact The University Gallery Pacific Lutheran University 12180 Park Ave. S. Tacoma, WA 98447
Wednesday, February 8, 5pm–7pm The 2011-2012 Focus Series presents each soac discipline dynamically interpreting this year’s common theme of Compassion.
Pottery by Andrew Deem
2011 BFA Student Exhibition
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